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Widden Primary School


At Widden Primary School we believe that all children have the right to a full-time education regardless of age, aptitude and ability. Being ‘Always here – Never late,’ is the school's motto for promoting to children to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them.

Widden Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to monitor the regular attendance of all pupils, acknowledging that irregular attendance can seriously disrupt continuity of learning, can lead to underachievement and low attainment and impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within school.

To discuss attendance, please contact Mr Patel or Miss Kalejova by calling the school office on 01452 520 571 to arrange an appointment.


All parents/carers are legally obliged to make sure their child attends school regularly. Pupils should aim for 100% attendance.

How can parents/carers help?

  • Please do not request to take your child out of school for a holiday.
  • A leave of absence can only be granted by the Headteacher in exceptional circumstances.
  • Please do not make non-urgent medical/dental appointments during the school day.

Reporting an absence

Telephone: 01452 520571 option 1 (absence line)


Please ensure that you contact the school before 9.00am with details of why your child is absent.

Being on time

All pupils need to arrive at school from 8.35am and MUST to be in the classroom by 8.45am.

Any child arriving after that time, will be marked down as late.

Pupils arriving late will need to be taken to the main reception where they will need to be signed in.